Mi-8: Russia's electronic countermeasures helicopter


The Mi-8 has been a valuable electronic countermeasures asset for the Russian military for several decades. Alexander Mladenov examines the new-generation special-mission derivatives of the type

The Mil Mi-8MTPR-1 Hip-H is a stand-off jamming system that remains outside the range of enemy air defence weapons to grant effective screening for the attacking tactical aircraft or combat helicopter packages as they are penetrating the enemy air defence system
Andrey Zinchuk via Alexander Mladenov

While detailed information about Russia’s electronic warfare (EW) helicopters has been difficult to obtain in the past, sufficient open-source information is now available about this previously highly classified subject, enabling us to get a basic understanding of the functionality and capabilities of the currently fielded systems.

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